Train to Become a Medic with the Gay Men's Health Collective!

Sunday, February 26th from 9:00am to Sunday, May 7th, 2023 8:00pm (PT)


The Gay Men's Health Collective (GMHC) was founded in 1976 within the Berkeley Free Clinic. It was a response to blatant homophobia in the health care establishment. Today, they are a group of volunteer lay and professional health care workers committed to providing free, quality, non-judgmental, STI-related health care to men and nonbinary folks, no matter their orientation. They are starting a medical training program. For this program, they are looking for trainees who are social justice, community oriented, and are interested in providing health care free of cost to the community!


Volunteer Role: Take a training course to be able to become a GMHC medic. Medics are given the responsibility of conducting appointments with our clients in order to help diagnose, test for, and treat STIs such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and HIV. They also provide services such as counseling and physical examinations when necessary. You can read the syllabus here.


Dates and Times: Every Sunday from February 29th to May 7th from 9AM-3PM. They request that trainees shadow current medics every other Sunday from 4PM to 8PM.


Deadline to Register: 1/31/2023. You can request an extension when applying.


Location: 2339 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

Opens Jan 30, 2023 8:00am
Registration Closes
Feb 3, 2023 11:59pm or when space runs out.
Age Limit
18 and up
Requirement Details
  • Be a queer man or nonbinary person
  • Over the age of 18
  • Be social justice and community oriented, and interested in providing health care free of cost to the community
  • Show proof of vaccination against Hepatitis A and B, COVID, and flu; TB test (available for free at the BFC) or proof of testing in the past 6 months
  • Laptop access is a positive but not necessary.
  • Applications from BIPOC individuals are highly encouraged!

No prior healthcare experience is required!


  • Attend Sunday trainings beginning February 26, 2023 and ending May 7, 2022 
  • Please be respectful to our guest speakers and facilitators and arrive on time.
    • You are allowed a maximum of one excused absence, with the expectation that missed classes will be made up before the end of training.
    • An unexcused absence or more than two tardies may result in dismissal from the training cohort.
    • If you have any potential scheduling conflicts or prior commitments, please contact the Training Collective (TC) as soon as possible. 
  • Completion of homework assignments on time (may take several hours during the week)Attend a shift at least twice a month
  • Attend at least one GMHC quarterly meeting (QM)
  • Eventually become a member of the clinic


Parking Details
Street parking is readily available.
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